Tag Archives: Sauropods

OTP: One True Posture


I’ll summate briefly: Sauropod neck posture has been debated fairly aggressively among those narrow-discipline sauropod specialists (and occassional avocation biologists) for about a century. Speculation has permitted some people to put sauropods into “snorkel” position deep under water, extending their … Continue reading

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A Radical Idea


Or … maybe not so radical. It doesn’t change that much. Some readers here will recall a small debate over at SV-POW! where I argued with Mike Taylor over the effective purpose and reason behind the recognition of the name … Continue reading

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Sauropod Feeding Strategies #2


A more thorough version of my last post is presented. There is some confusion over what the papers presented below actually say, some of them very technical. A summary, which may certainly be wrong in some cases, is required.

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Sauropod Feeding Strategies


Few studies have actively approached the premise of sauropod neck position from a purely biomechanical viewpoint. Those that do, however, tend to differ on their results. This is generally due to 1) taxon sampling, 2) methods used, or 3) how … Continue reading

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